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Dr. Virginia Caine
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Food Labeling (Overview)

Food labeling refers to the standardized label found on food products that describe the ingredients and nutritional information about that food.


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Who reviews info about food labeling?

Who reviews info about food labeling?

Several levels: The fda regulates drugs for purity and efficacy. The fda regulates food for purity but not quality. The fda is forbidden by law to inspect in any way food supplements like vitamins and nutritional products unless there are serious complaints after they hit the market. Consumer reports will sometimes look at content. You cannot trust agencies paid for by the food industry. ...Read more

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Dr. Virginia Caine
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Food Labeling (Overview)

Food labeling refers to the standardized label found on food products that describe the ingredients and nutritional information about that food.


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Can someone expain food labeling on packages? What should we be looking for?

Can someone expain food labeling on packages? What should we be looking for?

Depends on your goal: What are you trying to achieve? If you have high blood pressure you may want to focus on sodium content, if diabetes the carbohydrate content. For general health low fat and high protein are good goals. Here's a really helpful link to an interactive guide with more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/nutrition-facts/nu00293/. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Food labeling (Tip)

Less pesticide exposure, therefore safer foods. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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Food labeling question. How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

Food labeling question.  How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

15 to 16: A packet of sugar weighs 4 g. Since sugar contains roughly 4 calories per gram, 1 sugar packet contains 15 to 16 calories. This is the equivalent of 1 tsp. Of sugar. ...Read more

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Is there a government agency that makes sure that organic food labeling is accurate?

Is there a government agency that makes sure that organic food labeling is accurate?

Yes: National organic standards board, the expert panel that advises the secretary of agriculture on organic standards.Appointed by the secretary of agriculture, the nosb is a federal advisory committee. ...Read more

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Food labeling (Tip)

It is healthier and sometimes more expensive than the regular store bought food. ...See more

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Is there a governing body that makes sure that organic food labeling is listed accurately?

Is there a governing body that makes sure that organic food labeling is listed accurately?

Yes: National organic standards board, the expert panel that advises the secretary of agriculture on organic standards.Appointed by the secretary of agriculture, the nosb is a federal advisory committee. ...Read more

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What should I look for on the food label when dieting?

What should I look for on the food label when dieting?

Cal, fat, carbs: It is good to check for total calories, fat grams, and carbs. Of course, you might also check sodium if you have hypertension. Learn to estimate calories in a hamburger, fries, pizza, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
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Food labeling (Tip)

Organic foods have more phytonutrients, less pesticides, are free of gmo's and are tasty too! ...See more

Dr. Bernard Godley Dr. Godley
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Food labeling (Tip)

Avoid fruit and fruit juices. Both contain a lot of sugar and are nutritionally unnecessary. ...See more

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How do you read a food label in indian store?

How do you read a food label in indian store?

Indian store: Look at picture & ask the store attendant to interpret the item. ...Read more

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What is the difference between calories from fat and just calories, on a food label?

What is the difference between calories from fat and just calories, on a food label?

Total vs. Fat kcal: On food labels, "calories" stands for total kcal obtained from fat, 9 kcal/g, carbohydrates, 4 kcal/g, protein, 4 kcal/g, and/or alcohol, 7 kcal/g. "Calories from fat" means just that. Because of the detrimental effect on overall health and heart disease risk, total fat calories should be less than 30% of your total daily caloric intake, or roughly 600 kcal if you consume 2,000 kcal each day. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Food labeling (Tip)

Protein and fat ok, veggies, fruit too, no pasta potatoes processed foods. ...See more

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Could a doc please explain what to look at on the food label when trying to stay lean?

Could a doc please explain what to look at on the food label when trying to stay lean?

Fat, carbohydrates..: The big culprit in the "stay lean" and the diet category is the content of FAT and SUGAR like in carbohydrate...Of course you have to balance it with a regular diet of healthy promoting foods and exrcise....Your diet should compose of protein, minimum of 60gms and the rest should be balanced with fruits, nuts and vegetables.. ...Read more

Dr. William Carlos Dr. Carlos
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Food labeling (Tip)

What kinds of foods, medications, or situations may effect my mood and should be avoided? ...See more

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On a nutritional food label what does the cholesterol amount mean? Is that total, LDL or hdl?

On a nutritional food label what does the cholesterol amount mean? Is that total, LDL or hdl?

HDL or good: Cholesterol is metabolized into LDL or bad cholesterol eventually, thus the label cholesterol is neither at first. Most of our cholesterol is made by our own liver. Dietary intake accounts for 15-20 % of your lab values. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more